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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

A highly motivated research laboratory specialist is sought for a position in an academic laboratory focused on T cell immunobiology. Our lab studies how molecular pathways in T cells impact immune responses. Experiments will involve the use of common molecular biology techniques, cell culture, mouse modeling, multi-color flow cytometry, and "omic" approaches to investigate the biology and functioning of T cell populations.

The primary role of this position is to perform experiments including the preparation of materials, data collection, documentation of results, and analyses. There will also be responsibility for maintenance of mouse colony and laboratory management

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Work at Michigan?

Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care — that's the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


  • Design and perform experiments, including isolation and culture of mouse or human T cells, multi-color flow cytometry analysis and sorting, DNA/RNA isolation, RNA isolation, tissue culture and cellular immunology experiments.
  • Collect, process and analyze research data, reporting to the Principal Investigator. Maintains an accurate and up to date electronic notebook with experimental details. Monitors data to ensure consistent quality. 
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the mouse colony, including performing routine checks, genotyping with PCR analysis, record-keeping and database management
  • Responsible for general laboratory organization, compliance with regulatory requirements, maintenance, record-keeping and ordering laboratory supplies for laboratory.
  • Train and supervise junior members of the lab under direction of PI

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, 1-3 years of experience in a related field.  
  • Experience with multi-color flow cytometry, animal handling, basic molecular biology techniques (RNA, DNA, protein). 

Desired Qualifications*

Post-graduate biomedical degree preferred.  

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.